Try posting your question in the InDesign forum
This one is for discussing the Adobe forums themselves.
Any laptop really would work. Your laptop seems more than capable. It helps if it has a nice processor and a good amount of ram, which you do, but I have found InDesign is rather friendly
and most people can run the software easily. Also, screen size may matter to you for ease of use.
Here are receomended specs for InDesign from Adobe: